No DUI Charge For December Car Chase

Nathan Baird, the man arrested after a dangerous and bizarre car chase on 395, wont be charged with driving under the influence at this time but he will face numerous other charges.

Baird was arrested on December 10th after leading law enforcement officers on a chase down 395 in a stolen Ford Expedition. During the chase, officers reported that Baird had rammed a highway patrol vehicle and appeared to be laughing and dancing when officers made the arrest.

The morning prior to this incident, Mammoth Police reported that officers arrested Baird in the Tusk Bar at Main Lodge. Police say that reports indicated that Baird came into the bar, took off his clothes, laid down on a couch in front of a fire and went to sleep.

Kyle Graham, Deputy District Attorney for Mono County reports that Baird has been charged with 2 counts of vehicle theft, reckless driving, felony evading, along with assault with a deadly weapon, in this case a car.

At the time of the arrest, Highway Patrol Officers suspected that Baird was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Graham reports that the blood test results have come back and the District Attorneys office is not alleging DUI at this time.

Baird was scheduled to be in court again this week.

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